|Home||Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion|
|Anonymous User (login or join us)|
This audio is available in streaming format
Subject: Five stars
Five star show from a five star year! Jerry and the boys are 'in the zone'.
This set just has so many solid performances (St. Stephen, China>Rider) and I gotta agree with Chris the Morning Dew from this show was top notch
Subject: Real Deal
Well, I normally agree with UM's assessments, but not here. This is a super hot show, and the recording, while a bit raw at times, is very clear and sharp. Awesome show. Must have been the cold, and i have noticed that the band does seem to really rock when they play to high powered schools. Like the 4 17 71 show at Princeton, which has pigpens premier Lovelight performance.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" May 6, 1970, Kresge Plaza, MIT, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
Thirty nine years ago the GRATEFUL DEAD were at M.I.T., where were you?
I couldn't be there in 1970 but I showed up today.
I bet the kids in 1970 had fun at this show.
The Revolution was on and the kids thought they were going to change the world...LMAO. Yeah, the world is much better now...thanks.
It's a mono show? I wonder how we got a "mono" show from M.I.T.? You'd think the kids at M.I.T. would have at least recorded this show in stereo-phonic hi-fidelity...or quad.
How many geniuses does it take to record a GRATEFUL DEAD show in stereo?
This show is haunted by distortion problems, audio problems, mic problems, and mixing problems, but the performance is solid, and intriguing.
Pigpen's microphone wasn't working when he started to sing "Good Lovin'", very unwise to piss off Pigen and he expresses his dislike for the unprofessional job very clearly.
You can easily hear the 1970 "sound" of the GRATEFUL DEAD. Garcia's sound is alive, sounds like he's playing his SG.
Despite the technical difficulties, The GRATEFUL DEAD are still inspired by the kids at the show and hypnotize their crowd with the standard 1970 tunes, lyrics, raps, and grooves.
At the end of NFA, Bob says "hey we're gonna split,and a we'll be playin for you tomorrow night, but it's just too fuckin' cold, you know how it is"...
Too cold in Cambridge Massachusetts in May for the DEAD to play? Another reason not to live in Massachusettes...
I wonder where Ned Lagin was during this show, was he at M.I.T. in 1970?
I recommend adding this show to you 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
This show won't be a Dick's Picks, but it is a show worth a listen.
3 stars for the mix
3 stars for the recording
4 stars for the performance
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer. RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com.
For easy streaming or downloading use RealPlayer. Click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for sharing this show.
Chris U. -
Subject: Yeah This Is The One
This is easily in my top ten all time list, right up there with 10/14/68, 9/20/70, 2/13/70, 5/4/72, 2/15/73, 9/18/74, etc.
In spite (or because of?) the cold weather and the tragic events of the day, the band delivers a flaming hot set. This is one of those shows where after one or two playthroughs the attentive listener will recognize the particular versions played on this day instantly, forever after. They say every show is unique but some shows are more unique than others and this one of those shows. Even the version of Next Time You See Me in this show is remarkable.
The version of Dancing in the Streets is the version against which all others must be compared (and fail to match in intensity). After a crescendo towards the end of the first major jam section, the band regroups on top of one of the most devastating bass runs Lesh ever laid.
The Morning Dew is fantastic and no versions as powerful will be heard until the tour in Europe two years later.
And to top it all off you get a ridiculously face-peeling and nasty version of Not Fade Away that sounds more like the MC5 or early Ash Ra Tempel than the Grateful Dead. There is some territory explored in this version that will never be revisited. It's as if the band invokes the evil of Kent State in sonic form right there in Kresge Plaza, only to destroy it.
Addendum: I note that someone upstairs gave this show a mere 4 stars for the performance. Please turn the volume up. I think you're missing something. If this is a 4 then Tivoli Gardens is a 3.